Yonhap News AgencyApril 4, 2013 04:31
SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- The Kia Tigers will be tested over the next month or so in the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) as they will be forced to play without their biggest offensive sparkplug.
The Tigers, the trendy preseason pick to win it all in 2013, have lost outfielder Kim Joo-chan for six to eight weeks. Kim took a pitch to his left hand in a game against the Hanwha Eagles on Wednesday and X-rays revealed a broken wrist. The team said he will undergo surgery on Friday, a day later than initially scheduled.